One of the most important lessons you can learn when you begin concealed carry is how to practice situational awareness. This is the well developed ability to watch and be aware of all your surroundings. To do this your peripheral vision must be well defined. You have to be able to see the slightest actions that are going on around you and be able to interpret their effect. If there is an eminent attack you should recognize it and take appropriate action. Coupled with concealed carry situational awareness can be a lifesaver.